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Pizza Expo 2018: 5 Things You Don’t Want to Miss

March 7 2018 by Nick Charles

Pizza Expo.jpgThe 34th Annual International Pizza Expo is ramping up, and over 500 exhibitors are set to engage with pros from across the industry March 19-22, 2018, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

As in past years, Alive & Kickin’ Pizza Crust’s booth is sure to be heavily trafficked, as we are always innovating pizza crusts, doughs and sauces that help operators reimagine their offerings and build their businesses. Make sure to visit us at Pizza Expo Booth 262 to check out our new, exclusive Authentic Wood Fired Crusts and other delicious solutions for a variety of venues.

In addition to learning more about products and services, independent and chain pizzeria owners, managers and their distributor reps can take advantage of a number of educational workshops focused on opening, operating and marketing profitable operations. The Pizza Today® School of Pizzeria Management℠ will be in session throughout Pizza Expo, featuring deep dives into a variety of topics such as:

1. Making Pizzas with Tony Gemignani, Parts 1 and 2

Join 12-time world champion pizza maker Tony Gemignani to discover properties of flour, protein and each dough ingredient and how they impact outcomes. You’ll also gain insights about proper preparation of New York, Sicilian, Grandma and Neapolitan pies through his hands-on demonstrations.

2. Saving Dollars and Keeping Score With Your Spreadsheets 

Learn how to boost profits using three very important spreadsheets: graphs to keep a history of sales and forecasting future sales; a break-even analysis for your pizzeria; and an effective scheduling tool to help you forecast and control your labor costs — all from successful pizzeria veterans John and Jacque Farrell.

3. Restaurant Business Essentials, Parts 1 and 2 

David Scott Peters, founder of, will share ways to build processes that strengthen leadership, management, communication and culture in your operation as well as take back control of your expenses and improve your bottom line.

4. Recipe for Success: Proven Ways to Increase Sales and Boost Profits

Pizza restaurant owners Mike Bausch and Keith Coffman will bring real world experience to this in-depth discussion of concept/menu development, marketing strategies, employee training, community involvement and simple enhancements you can implement for immediate results to your bottom line.

If you haven’t already registered for the world’s largest pizza industry show, there’s still time! Register for the 34th Annual International Pizza Expo today and make plans to visit Alive & Kickin’ Pizza Crust at Booth 262!

Can’t make it to Pizza Expo this year? Find A&K at these other events this spring:

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Categories: Trade Shows

Nick Charles

Written by Nick Charles

President, Alive & Kickin' Pizza Crust
Nick has been in the pizza dough business for more than 20 years. He heads up the company’s customer development and service (making sure they’re always happy with our product and our processes) and manages the overall business. It’s a big job, and he’s the right guy to do it!